Lisa Scullard


Writer, and stuff :) Likes Iron Fist shoes/clothing and Hell Bunny, Depeche Mode covers and remixes, Chinese food, Barbie (not so much in her puppy parlour phase), Holst's Planets Suite, graphic novels, ginger nut biscuits and Prince Harry - in any given order or combination.

Awarded 'Honourable Mention' in the 2013 Jeffrey Archer/Kobo/Curtis Brown Creative 100-word Short Story Challenge, for the flash fiction 'Performance Car' published in Kobo’s free promotional contest anthology eBook along with the final round entries, prior to London Book Fair, April 2013.

As well as zombie parody and literary satire written as Lisa Scullard, now writes romance under the pen-name Lauren Boutain (guaranteed no zombies - yet) :)

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was seven years old, and being bullied at school. When I told my mum this, she said 'Why don't you write a story about having nice friends instead, or write about school the way you want it to happen?' So that was how I opened the door into my own internal world. I've pretty much stayed in there ever since.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I went through the submissions process from age 18 - I had great feedback, was asked for sequels, was strung along for a number of years - but all the while I learned that having a contract and a publisher would mean I'd have to meet certain expectations, and lose my creative spontaneity and freedom. The internet and the advent of self/indie publishing was the best thing that happened. I never know who's buying my books, just that it's fulfilling whatever a reader wants from a book at any one time, and that's very rewarding. I like the mystery of not knowing how or why people came to read any of my stuff.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Lisa Scullard online

Where to buy in print


Lisa's Bookshelf 2013
To celebrate my inclusion in the 2013 Jeffrey Archer 100-word Short Story Challenge anthology on Kobo, I redesigned my ebook covers :)


One Stolen Kiss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
When he walks into her Manhattan art gallery, Adrik Maksimov remembers Christie Harding from Switzerland, eleven years ago. Back then, the reckless young heir to a Russian shipping fortune, he gatecrashed a debutantes’ ball while in the country to deposit some diamonds in a Swiss bank. Finding himself inextricably distracted by Christie, the diamonds vanished, with only a kiss to remember her by.
The Zombie Adventures of Sarah Bellum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,850. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When keen Forensic Anthropology student Sarah Bellum has to attend an interview in her housemate's place with the enigmatic vending machine entrepreneur Crispin Dry of Dry Goods, Inc, it sets off a chain of events that will alter her weekend plans for ever... An action-packed parody adventure of love, loyalty, war, alcohol, zombies, rickshaws, and squid.
Living Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Kim Blackshields is Jericho's blackmailer, keeping an eye on who's doing what, or to whom, never mind the reason - so long as it pays. But even in a modern-day Satanic, small-town society rife with crime, espionage and corruption, there are still those who'll try and take advantage of the weak and impressionable. Even here, some things are frowned upon...
Death & The City: Heavy Duty Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 280,700. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Unlikely nightclub bouncer Lara Leatherstone - not her real name, she got it off an Internet Name Generator... And Pest Control sniper-turned-police officer Connor Reeves - also not his real name, how he came by his, is even less clear... Both are obliged to work their way through the To Do List of Hollywood Hit-Men, an epidemic of contract killers - erasing these pests with minimum fuss...

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